Synopses & Reviews
The record-breaking, bestselling Spud arrives in paperback
JOHN ?SPUD? MILTON takes his first hilarious steps toward manhood in this delicious, laugh-out-loud boarding school romp, full of midnight swims, raging hormones, and catastrophic holidays that will leave the entire family in hysterics and thirsty for more!
"An INSTANT LAUGH...Meet Spud, and expect the unexpected." -Redbook
Its 1990. Apartheid is crumbling. Nelson Mandela has just been released from prison. And Spud Miltonthirteen-year-old, prepubescent choirboy extraordinaireis about to start his first year at an elite boys-only boarding school in South Africa. Cursed with embarrassingly dysfunctional parents, a senile granny named Wombat, and a wild obsession for Julia Roberts, Spud has his hands full trying to adapt to his new home.
Armed with only his wits and his diary, Spud takes readers of all ages on a rowdy boarding school romp full of illegal midnight swims, raging hormones, and catastrophic holidays that will leave the entire family in total hysterics and thirsty for more.
Winner of South Africas Booksellers Choice Award 2006
Thirteen-year-old Spud Milton, who's about to start his first year at an elite boarding school in 1990. Armed with only his wits and his diary, Spud takes readers on a rowdy romp full of illegal midnight swims, raging hormones, and catastrophic holidays.
About the Author
John Van De Ruit is an actor, writer, producer and playwright, and the author of the phenomenal South African hit Spud and its record-breaking follow-up Spud: The Madness Continues. He lives in Durban, South Africa.